Green Box Arts Festival: Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble and Timothy Takach
Jul 2, 2017
Composer Timothy Takach is known for his melodic lines and rich, intriguing harmonies and has received commissions from dozens of organizations over the span of his career. Reviewed as “gorgeous” (Washington Post) and “stunning” (Lawrence Journal-World), the music of Timothy C. Takach has risen fast in the concert world.
Applauded for his melodic lines and rich, intriguing harmonies, Takach has received commissions from the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, St. Olaf Band, Cantus, Pavia Winds, Lorelei Ensemble, VocalEssence, the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, The Rose Ensemble, and numerous other organizations.
His compositions have been performed on A Prairie Home Companion, The Boston Pops holiday tour, multiple All-State and festival programs and at venues such as the Library of Congress, Kennedy Center and Royal Opera House Muscat. He is a co-creator of the theatrical production of “All is Calm: the Christmas Truce of 1914,” by Peter Rothstein.
Takach studied music composition at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, where he graduated with honors. He has frequent national work as a composer-in-residence, presenter, clinician and lecturer. He is a full-time composer and lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two sons.
The Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble (CVAE) is a regionally acclaimed chamber choir dedicated to excellence in the choral art.
Founded in 1992 by Deborah Jenkins Teske, an accomplished conductor of choral music and opera, CVAE is committed to artistic excellence and community involvement.
The Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble is dedicated to traditional choral works and new, innovative programming. While remaining primarily an a cappella chamber ensemble, CVAE performs with other organizations on a regular basis.
Past collaborations have included work with the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale, the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, The Denver Brass, Ormao Dance Company, and the Colorado Youth Ballet.